social climber

noun
Updated on: 17 Feb 2018

Definition of social climber

: one who attempts to gain a higher social position or acceptance in fashionable society

social climbing

noun

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First Known Use of social climber

1894


SOCIAL CLIMBER Defined for English Language Learners

social climber

noun

Definition of social climber for English Language Learners

  • : someone who tries to gain a higher social position or status (such as by becoming friendly with wealthy people)


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